I woke up with a headache, this morning. I say morning, although there wasn't much left of the morning when I woke up! I had to go for a fasting blood test, so I didn't drink my usual cup of tea. Instead, I drank a cup of hot water. It wasn't quite as satisfying as a cup of tea, though. When I checked my blood pressure, it was elevated. I think my headache was due to that. Anyway, I took my blood pressure medication before I left to go for my blood test.
I didn't have to wait a long time, at the lab, but there was a new phlebotomist who had a difficult time finding my vein. Normally, having my blood drawn doesn't bother me, but, this time, after she poked around a few times to find my vein (my daughter, who completed a phlebotomy course, said she was taught that, if one can't find a vein after two tries, one shouldn't keep trying and should call another phlebotomist to try, instead) and drew the customary 4 or 5 vials of blood needed for the various tests, I felt a bit weak. Once I got to the car, I ate a granola bar I had with me and drank some water. Then, on the way home, I bought a hot dog, and ate that, too. We'll discuss low carb diets, later!
I felt my heart pounding when I got home, so, I took the medication I take for that (a different type of blood pressure medication). I also picked a fresh orange from the tree and ate that. Then, I lay on the sofa, turned on the TV news, and napped. When I woke up, I had a cup of tea and took two Tylenol because I still had a headache.
It took time for the headache to go away. Because of it, I didn't feel like doing anything. I unpicked some of the knitting I did on the sweater front, but I didn't do any knitting. I didn't do any paperwork, either. I did clean my bathroom, a little, partly because Dancer had a bit of an accident, going outside the litter box! I cleaned the litter box, too.
One of my cousins, who is in Florida, called to check on me and we had a little chat. Later, I replied to a friend's email and video chatted with my daughter.
It was Pi Day (3.14), today (Thursday) but I didn't have any pie to celebrate it! Tomorrow (Friday) is the Ides of March!
Today, I am grateful for:
- I survived the blood draw!
- I was able to drive home, safely.
- Afternoon naps on the sofa
- Phone calls, emails, and video chats
Friday's To Do List:
- Sort through the tax papers folder
- Drop off the tax papers at the tax preparer's office
- Buy a new door lock for the sliding glass door and install it
- Check out paint for the front door
- Call and wish cousin for her birthday
How was your Thursday? Did you celebrate or observe Pi Day? What have you planned for Friday?